The Andy Griffith Show (season 4)

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The Andy Griffith Show (season 4)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 32
Original channel CBS
Original run September 30, 1963 (1963-09-30) – May 18, 1964 (1964-05-18)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 November 22, 2005 (2005-11-22)
Season chronology
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List of The Andy Griffith Show episodes

This is a list of episodes from the fourth season of The Andy Griffith Show

Broadcast history[edit]

The season originally aired Mondays at 9:30-10:00 pm (EST) from September 30, 1963 to May 18, 1964.[1][2]

Nielsen ratings[edit]

The season ranked fifth with a 29.4 rating.

DVD release[edit]

The Region 1 DVD was released on November 22, 2005.


No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original airdate
96 1 "Opie the Birdman" Dick Crenna Harvey Bullock September 30, 1963 (1963-09-30)
Opie accidentally kills a mother bird with his new sling shot and must care for the babies.
97 2 "The Haunted House" Earl Bellamy Harvey Bullock October 7, 1963 (1963-10-07)
Andy, Barney and Gomer go into a supposedly haunted house to retrieve a baseball.
98 3 "Ernest T. Bass Joins the Army" Dick Crenna Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum October 14, 1963 (1963-10-14)
Ernest T. Bass tries to join the Army and get into uniform, but when he's rejected, he takes it out on Mayberry.
99 4 "The Sermon for Today" Dick Crenna John Whedon October 21, 1963 (1963-10-21)
A visiting preacher encourages Mayberry to relax and enjoy life – which is not as easy as they thought, as they frantically rehearse the town's out-of-tune band, and repair the broken bandstand and worn uniforms.
100 5 "Briscoe Declares for Aunt Bee" Earl Bellamy Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell October 28, 1963 (1963-10-28)
Briscoe Darling resorts to kidnapping Aunt Bee to court her, leaving Andy to try and resolve the situation.
101 6 "Gomer the House Guest" Earl Bellamy Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum November 4, 1963 (1963-11-04)
Gomer is fired from Wally's Filling Station and moves in with the Taylors.
102 7 "A Black Day for Mayberry" Jeffrey Hayden John Whedon November 11, 1963 (1963-11-11)
A gold shipment is coming through Mayberry and Barney accidentally spills the beans.
103 8 "Opie's Ill-Gotten Gain" Jeffrey Hayden John Whedon November 18, 1963 (1963-11-18)
Opie is rewarded a bicycle for his perfect grades, which turn out to be a grading mistake.
104 9 "A Date for Gomer" Dick Crenna Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell November 25, 1963 (1963-11-25)
Barney sets Gomer up on a date with Thelma Lou's homely and shy cousin, and they greatly enjoy themselves.
105 10 "Up in Barney's Room" Jeffrey Hayden Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum December 2, 1963 (1963-12-02)
Barney is kicked out of the rooming house for cooking chili in his room. He finally wins the tightwad landlady's respect again by protecting her from a con man.
106 11 "Citizen's Arrest" Dick Crenna Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell December 16, 1963 (1963-12-16)
Barney gives Gomer a ticket for making a U-turn, then the tables are turned when Gomer arrests Barney for the same thing.
107 12 "Opie and His Merry Men" Dick Crenna John Whedon December 30, 1963 (1963-12-30)
Opie and his friends play Robin Hood and his Merry Men when they steal from their parents and give to a hobo.
108 13 "Barney and the Cave Rescue" Dick Crenna Harvey Bullock January 6, 1964 (1964-01-06)
Andy and Helen manage to find their way out a cave after a landslide traps them, but they return when they hear Barney's led a rescue team.
109 14 "Andy and Opie's Pal" Dick Crenna Harvey Bullock January 13, 1964 (1964-01-13)
Opie gets jealous when Andy pays extra attention to Opie's new friend.
110 15 "Aunt Bee the Crusader" Coby Ruskin John Whedon January 20, 1964 (1964-01-20)
Aunt Bee leads a ladies' protest when a chicken run is about to be condemned to make way for a new highway. They are shocked, however, when the evictee they are sympathetic for, is found to be a moonshiner.
111 16 "Barney's Sidecar" Coby Ruskin Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum January 27, 1964 (1964-01-27)
Barney gets a motorcycle for the Sheriff's Department and finds many uses for it, catching speeders.
112 17 "My Fair Ernest T. Bass" Earl Bellamy Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell February 3, 1964 (1964-02-03)
Andy tries to reform Ernest T. Bass into a sophisticated gentleman, taking him to a society party.
113 18 "Prisoner of Love" Earl Bellamy Harvey Bullock February 10, 1964 (1964-02-10)
A female jewel thief attempts to seduce Andy and Barney for her release from jail.
114 19 "Hot Rod Otis" Earl Bellamy Harvey Bullock February 17, 1964 (1964-02-17)
Otis, the town drunk, has Andy and Barney worried when he buys a car. Andy scares Otis into giving up his car, by pretending they are mourning his death in an accident.
115 20 "The Song Festers" Earl Bellamy Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum February 24, 1964 (1964-02-24)
Barney's pride is hurt as he is replaced in the town choir by Gomer, who is discovered to have a beautiful singing voice.
116 21 "The Shoplifters" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick March 2, 1964 (1964-03-02)
Barney goes undercover, pretending to be a mannequin, to find a shoplifter at Weaver's Department Store.
117 22 "Andy's Vacation" Jeffrey Hayden Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell March 9, 1964 (1964-03-09)
Andy takes a vacation, leaving Barney and Gomer in charge of the courthouse.
118 23 "Andy Saves Gomer" Jeffrey Hayden Harvey Bullock March 16, 1964 (1964-03-16)
Gomer is too grateful to Andy for putting out a fire, and pesters Andy at following and wanting to help him.
119 24 "Bargain Day" Jeffrey Hayden John Whedon March 23, 1964 (1964-03-23)
Aunt Bee buys a side of beef at a discount market, but her freezer doesn't work.
120 25 "Divorce, Mountain Style" Jeffrey Hayden Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum March 30, 1964 (1964-03-30)
Charlene Darling divorces Dud Walsh and intends to marry Andy.
121 26 "A Deal Is a Deal" Jeffrey Hayden Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick April 6, 1964 (1964-04-06)
Opie gets involved in a scheme to sell worthless salve.
122 27 "Fun Girls" Coby Ruskin Aaron Ruben April 13, 1964 (1964-04-13)
Two fun-loving girls from Mount Pilot cause problems for Andy and Barney.
123 28 "The Return of Malcolm Merriweather" Coby Ruskin Harvey Bullock April 20, 1964 (1964-04-20)
Malcolm Merriweather returns to Mayberry, doing housework for Andy and making Aunt Bee feel unappreciated.
124 29 "The Rumor" Coby Ruskin Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell April 27, 1964 (1964-04-27)
Barney starts a rumor that Andy and Helen are engaged after he sees them kissing in a jewelry store.
125 30 "Barney and Thelma Lou, Phfftt" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick May 4, 1964 (1964-05-04)
Feeling that Barney takes her for granted, Thelma Lou starts dating Gomer to purposely make Barney jealous with rage.
126 31 "Back to Nature" Coby Ruskin Harvey Bullock May 11, 1964 (1964-05-11)
Andy, Barney and Gomer take Opie and his friends on a camping trip, where Barney and Gomer manage to get themselves lost in the woods.
127 32 "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." Aaron Ruben Aaron Ruben May 18, 1964 (1964-05-18)
In this set-up for the spin-off series, Gomer Pyle-USMC, Gomer enlists in the Marines and Andy comes along to make sure things go well with Sergeant Carter.